MTSU's WMOT/Murfreesboro,TN To Transition To Americana With Music City Roots
August 29, 2016 at 8:23 AM (PT)
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY noncommercial Jazz WMOT/MURFRESSBORO-NASHVILLE will transition to Americana, effective FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd. MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (MTSU) has partnered with MUSIC CITY ROOTS to become the first Americana-focused station in NASHVILLE. The NASHVILLE-based MUSIC CITY ROOTS live concert series, which is now syndicated across 40 independent radio stations nationwide, was launched in 2009 and is also streamed online and broadcast via PBS-TV (NET NEWS 8/6/13). It will now broadcast across MTSU's 100,000 watt station, reaching four counties. Additionally, MTSU sporting events will continue to be broadcast via WMOT.
According to a report from THE TENNESSEAN, MUSIC CITY ROOTS Executive Producer/Co-Creator JOHN WALKER stated, "This was always a part of our vision since [MUSIC CITY ROOTS'] very conception. We have, over the years, had partnerships with different radio stations. We've always dreamed there would be a radio station that would fully embrace the Roots, Americana music going on all over the country, but centered here in MIDDLE TENNESSEE."